10-In/10-Out, Up to 24-bit/192 kHz Hi-SPEED USB (USB 2.0) Audio Capture

  • USB
  • FPT


(Oct. 23, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.0.0 for OS X Mavericks (10.9).

(Oct. 21, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.0.1 for Windows 8.1 / 8.

(Sept. 1, 2012)
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10-In/10-Out, Up to 24-bit/192 kHz Hi-SPEED USB (USB 2.0) Audio Capture

The UA-101 is a 24-Bit/192 kHz 10-in/10-out Hi-SPEED USB (USB 2.0) audio interface for multitrack computer recording. Most of specifications from the flagship model UA-1000 are condensed into a half rack body.


  • - Simultaneous 10 input/10 output at 24-bit/96 kHz
  • - Up to 6 input/6 output at 24-bit/192 kHz
  • - Two Professional Grade Mic Preamps with independent sensitivity control
  • - One Hi-Z input for Guitar or Instrument input
  • - Analog Limiter
  • - Balanced I/O with +4 or -10 dBu Selectable Gain on stereo inputs
  • - Digital I/O (Optical) with Digital Sync indicator
  • - MIDI I/O
  • - Zero Latency, Direct Monitoring
  • - Powerful Low Latency Driver Performance with WDM, ASIO 2.0 and Core Audio Support
  • - Software controlled internal Mixer and Patchbay
  • - Solid Metal Construction in a half-rack frame

Record Your Entire Band At The Same Time

Record and monitor all 10 channels simultaneously at 24-bit/96 kHz or 6 channels simultaneously at 24-bit/192 kHz. This gives you the ability to record an entire band all at once and capture the energy of a live performance in your studio recordings.

Superb Audio Fidelity: 24-bit/192 kHz, 40-bit Processing

The UA-101 uses perfectly matched premium analog components and internal 40-bit processing to make your recordings sound the best they can be.

Two Professional Grade Mic Preamps

The UA-101 is the center of your home studio. Premium Neutrik XLR-TRS Jacks and 5-LED level indicator on the front panel mean you can conveniently plug-in your mics, guitar, and other instruments direct and start recording. Clean, professional grade microphone preamps, phantom power, and a Hi-Z option for electric guitar are all included to maximize your sound quality.

Protect a Great Performance from Clipping

When you are inspired, the last thing you want to worry about is losing a great take because of a brief burst of
volume. The UA-101 includes a built-in analog limiter with an indicator to give you more freedom in setting your
recording levels. Get high quality studio recordings with a wide dynamic range.

Configurable Inputs To Match Your Recording Signal and Balanced Outputs To Preserve Audio Quality

The UA-101’s integrated low-noise, wide-range power supply offers +4 or –10 dBu selectable balanced inputs (ports: 3/4, 5/6, 7/8) with PAD switches so that you can get optimal settings to match the needs of what you are recording. Balanced outputs (ports 1-8) and balanced monitor outputs (L/R) further ensure superior audio quality.

Multiple I/O Options for Today’s Modern Music Producer

The UA-101 was designed with wide variety of I/O options to give you high-quality connections for whatever you want to record. The UA-101 hosts a pair of Neutrik XLR-TRS combo inputs, Hi-Z (Guitar/Bass) connection, (6) 1/4˝ TRS balanced inputs, (10) 1/4˝ TRS balanced outputs, S/PDIF optical I/O, Headphone out, and MIDI I/O.

Hear What You Are Recording with Zero-Latency

The UA-101 provides Zero-Latency, Direct Monitoring so you can hear the music as you record it without a delay. The UA-101 accomplishes this by directly connecting its inputs and outputs, while still sending your signal to the recording software. Hearing latency while recording can be distracting to performers, but with the UA-101’s Zero Latency Direct Monitoring feature, recording latency is a thing of the past.

Stable, Ultra Low-latency Performance on Your Mac or PC

The UA-101 provides stable, low latency performance for your critical recording and mixing projects through WDM/ASIO 2.0 drivers for Windows and Core Audio drivers for Mac. When you combine this superior performance with extensive I/O and exceptional sound quality, the UA-101 makes the perfect compliment for a wide variety of software on Mac or PC including SONAR, Logic, FL Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Reason, and others. And with the industry now standardizing on high-speed USB solutions, you can feel comfortable that the UA-101 will provide you with years of service, staying compatible, even when it’s time for you to upgrade your computer.

Solid Metal Construction in a Half Rack Body

The UA-101 hosts Cakewalk's latest audio technology in a half-rack, durable body for incredibly high quality Hi-SPEED USB (USB 2.0) audio recording.

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels

44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Record: 10 channels
Playback: 10 channels
Full duplex
192 kHz
Record: 6 channels
Playback: 6 channels
Full duplex

Signal Processing

PC interface
24 bits
AD/DA Conversion
24 bits (linear)

Sampling Frequency

Digital output
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Digital input
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
AD/DA Conversion
44.1/48/88.2/96/192 kHz

Frequency Response

96.0 kHz
20 Hz to 40 kHz (+1/-1 dB)
88.2 kHz
20 Hz to 40 kHz (+1/-1 dB)
48.0 kHz
20 Hz to 22 kHz (+1/-1 dB)
44.1 kHz
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-1 dB)

Nominal Input Level

Input Jack 1--2 (XLR type)
-50 to -10 dBu
Input Jack 1--2 (1/4 inch TRS phone type)
-35 to +4 dBu
Input Jack 3--8
-10 dBu/+4 dBu (balanced)

Nominal Output Level

Output Jack 1--8
+4 dBu (balanced)

Residual Noise Level (Typical)

Output Jack 1--8
-97 dBu

S/N RATIO (Typical)

107 dB
101 dB


USB (Hi-Speed, Full-Speed)
Digital input/output: Optical type (conforms to IEC60958, S/PDIF)


Front Panel
Input Jacks 1-2 (XLR type / 1/4 inch TRS phone type)
XLR type (balanced / phantom power +48 V)
1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
Digital In Connector (Optical type)
Digital Out Connector (Optical type)
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
Rear Panel
Input Jack 3-8 (1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced))
Output Jack 1-8 (1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced))
Monitor Output Jack (L, R) (1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced))
MIDI Connectors (In, Out)
USB Connector


Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC adaptor)
Current Draw
1 A
Owner's Manual

System Requirements

In case of USB 2.0 (Hi-SPEED USB) [Windows]

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP1/XP Professional SP1
Windows XP compatible computer equipped with a USB 2.0 (Hi-SPEED USB) port
Pentium® III, Pentium® 4, Pentium® M Processor 1.2 GHz or higher.
256 MB or more

System Requirements

In case of USB 1.1 (Full-SPEED USB) [Windows]

Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/XP Professional/Me/2000/98SE
Windows XP/Me/2000/Me compatible computer equipped with a USB 1.1 (Full-SPEED) port
Pentium®, Celeron® or Intel compatible processors / 600 MHz or higher
128 MB or more

System Requirements

In case of USB 1.1 (Full-SPEED USB) [Macintosh]

Mac OS X 10.2.3 or later
Mac OS 9.x
Apple Macintosh series with on-board USB port
PowerPC G3/600 MHz or higher (PowerPC G4 is recommended)
256 MB or more (512 MB or more is recommended in Mac OS X)
OMS 2.3.5 or later
FreeMIDI 1.35 or later (Mac OS 9.x)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
218 mm8-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
159 mm6-5/16 inches
Height (H)
45 mm1-13/16 inches
1.15 kg2 lbs. 9 oz.

(0 dBu = 0.775 V rms)

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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